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Contemporary Painting: Body of Work

$1,100.00

On Campus – 29 April – 24 June 2023 , Saturdays 10am-3pm. Early Fee ends 20 March 2023
Michelle Cawthorn

Building a body of work, by exploring an idea or subject, is an excellent way for an artist to deep-dive into their painting practice and expand their technical and material skills. Whether you are relatively new to painting or have years of experience, Michelle Cawthorn will guide you to develop new approaches to your practice that aim to both challenge and augment established ways of painting.

Full details below: course overview, course delivery, lecturer profile and art materials

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Full Details

Term: Term Two 2023
Start Date: 29 April 2023
End Date: 24 June 2023
Day: Saturdays
Time: 10am-3pm
Number of classes: 8

Teacher: Michelle Cawthorn
Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Full Fee: $1220.00
Early Fee: $1100.00
Concession Fee: $1160.00
Location: National Art School

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course Overview

Building a body of work, by exploring an idea or subject, is an excellent way for an artist to deep-dive into their painting practice and expand their technical and material skills. Whether you are relatively new to painting or have years of experience, Michelle Cawthorn will guide you to develop new approaches to your practice that aim to both challenge and augment established ways of painting.  She introduces you to different genres of Western art, from realism through to abstraction, inspiring you to explore a wide range of conceptual and compositional ideas. You will experiment with colour and composition in a multitude of ways (in oils or acrylics) and discover a framework for exploring painting in a contemporary context. Michelle demonstrates colour mixing and brushwork techniques, teaches you how to stretch and prime a canvas and gives personalised feedback on how to develop your work.

The course is suitable for intermediate and experienced students and artists.

Lecturer Profile

Michelle Cawthorn invokes memory and personal experience through her distinctive visual language of repetitive mark-making. Exploring themes related to childhood, place, identity, and sexuality, she creates enigmatic works that hover between figuration and abstraction. Though grounded in drawing, her practice intersects with painting, sculpture, and installation.

Michelle has extensive teaching experience and holds a sessional lecturing position at the University of Wollongong where she has been teaching since 2015. She also taught for many years at University of NSW Arts, Design and Architecture where she completed her PhD in Fine Art in 2020. Michelle has been a finalist in many national prizes including, the Splash McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award, the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, and the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing amongst others. She has twice been winner of the Hazelhurst Art on Paper, Local Artist Award (2017 and 2013) and in 2017 she was a finalist in the Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW.  Her work has been exhibited throughout Australia and is held in several Australian public collections, including ARTBANK. Michelle is represented by OLSEN Gallery, Sydney.

ART MATERIALS

All students:

HB pencil

Sharpener

Eraser

Masking tape

A4 art journal

 

Students can work in either oil or acrylic paints and any pre-primed support of their choice, or alternatively, refer to the recommended list below:

 

Two 50 x 40 cm pre-primed canvas or canvas boards

Synthetic brushes: round 1 & 6, flat 12 & 24

Hogs’ hair brushes: flat 2, 6, 12 & 24

Palette knife (for paint mixing)

Palette (any impervious white surface, e.g., plastic plate)

Rags

Apron/protective clothing

 

Acrylic painters:

Recommended – Matisse Structure (75ml tubes)

 

Zinc White

Titanium White

Cadmium Yellow Medium

Yellow Light Hansa

Cadmium Red Medium

Brilliant Alizarine Crimson

Ultramarine Blue

Phthalo Blue

Phthalo Green

Yellow Oxide

Burnt Sienna

 

Matisse Polymer Satin Varnish

Container for water

 

Oil painters:

Recommended – Art Spectrum (40ml tubes)

 

Zinc White

Titanium White

Lemon Yellow

Cadmium Yellow

Spectrum Red

Alizarin Crimson (or more affordable Spectrum Crimson)

Ultramarine Blue

Phthalo Blue

Viridian (or more affordable Spectrum Viridian)

Yellow Ochre

Burnt Sienna

 

Odourless Solvent

Langridge Painting Medium

2 x plastic containers with lids

PARKERS FINE ART SUPPLIES

Parkers Fine Art Supplies have a location of the NAS campus and offer a discount for NAS short courses students. To discuss and order art materials please contact Parkers on +61 2 9247 9979 or email [email protected]
Website https://www.parkersartsupplies.com/

COVID-19 Policy

In line with NAS Covid Safety Guidelines, it is compulsory to wear masks indoors when on campus and all students and visitors must be fully vaccinated or have a medical contraindication form completed by a health professional.

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential

 

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